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KUALA LUMPUR (April 27): The Election Commission (EC) says the involvement of Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) as election observers in the 14th general election (GE14) is "unnecessary", and lambasted the latter for being "unreasonable" for wanting to oversee the EC's job.
De Gabriel describes the "huge Lebanese diaspora" as "an important force." (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban). RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Susannah Walden

SIBU: A total of 223 election observers from Persatuan Pengundi Wawasan Malaysia Sarawak will be stationed at all 31 constituencies in the state from April 28 to May 9. Chairman Datuk Seri Law Ying Mee said the association was the only one appointed by the election Commission (EC) to be ...
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Civic Nebraska is asking for more volunteers for their non-partisan observation company for the upcoming elections. Volunteers watch poll workers and voters to check for potential problems and make sure everything runs smoothly. John Cartier, the director of voting rights at ...
GE14 | The rejection of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is akin to saying the Election Commission was not interested in conducting a free and fair election, says DAP's Lim Lip Eng. In a statement today, Lim, the Federal Territories DAP secretary, said that the electoral body lost a ...

(Pajhwok): Election observers on Tuesday said conditions for parliamentary election candidates, particularly women info-icon , were not satisfactory. The election law, approved by parliament in 2013, law was amended for reforms in 2017. Parliament and the president okayed the reformed measure.
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Survey agency Poltracking Indonesia executive director Hanta Yuda stated the former chief of the National Army (TNI) Gatot Nurmantyo can be the dark horse if he obtains the ticket to run in the Presidential Election next year. “Even so far, Gatot's electability rate is still below Jokowi's ...
Using the time set aside for public comment on items not appearing on the agenda, a group of local election observers keeps asking for the Board of Supervisors to schedule a time to hear their concerns during a future board meeting, but to no avail. “We've asked several times for an agenda item on ...
The man who was arrested after being caught on video slapping an election observer during Ruguru Ward by-election in Nyeri on Wednesday has been released. Mathira West police chief Kiptoo Birgen said the suspect had been released on a Sh10,000 cash bail. “We tried to contain the situation as much ...
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Bersih are calling on the public to help them as political observers to ensure a clean and fair GE14 on May 9. Bersih 2.0 vice chairperson Beverly Joeman said these observers do not need to be official members of election watchdog Bersih 2.0. "We need more people to help us ...
Yet, as an experienced election observer, I am not aware of Canada having issued an open call to Canadians to apply to serve on either OSCE or EU election missions for at least four years. By contrast, the U.K. contributes observers to approximately 10 OSCE or EU election missions annually, and does ...
Having been threatened with fines of nearly $30 for failing to vote, Egyptians went to the polls this week to cast ballots in a presidential election entirely lacking in suspense, since the incumbent, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, was essentially unopposed. The only other candidate in the race, Moussa ...
Puszkar: Canada isn't supporting its own international election observers. Let's fix that. Basia Puszkar. Published on: March 26, 2018 | Last Updated: March 26, 2018 12:08 PM EDT. Vladimir Putin was re-elected earlier this month as Russian president. There were no Canadian election observers present; our government ...
CAIRO – 25 March 2018: Integrity Coalition for Election Observation launched an operation room on Wednesday, to follow up on the work of international and local observers on the Egyptian presidential election 2018. It will follow up with the observers in all phases of the election process from candidates' campaigns, ...
Independent observers monitoring webstreams of Russia's presidential election polling stations on Sunday (March 18) cried foul, sharing video links on social media alleging violations across the country. Clips taken from official live internet transmissions of voting provided by Russian telecoms operator ...
"After intense efforts to promote turnout, citizens voted in significant numbers, yet restrictions on the fundamental freedoms, as well as on candidate registration, have limited the space for political engagement and resulted in a lack of genuine competition," OSCE election observers said in a statement.

Sunday afternoon, Navalny told reporters that his election observers recorded a 12 percent to 18 percent discrepancy in voter turnout compared to the official numbers released by the CEC. He also clashed publicly with Sobchak, accusing her of being a Kremlin stooge. Despite the allegations of fraud, ...
Vladimir Putin devoted less than two minutes to a final campaign speech in Crimea, the peninsula he annexed in 2014. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images. Days before Russia's presidential elections, police are trying to seize documents that give activist observers access to polling stations and a ...
... to Zimbabwe, Rene Cremonese yesterday said they were engaging the government on the need for deployment of foreign election observers, months ... Former President Robert Mugabe in the past barred some international election observer missions on charges of their countries imposing sanctions ...
BRITISH Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing yesterday said European Union election observers will soon visit Zimbabwe for a preliminary assessment ahead of the country's harmonised elections. In terms of the constitution, the country is expected to go for the polls anytime between July 21 and ...
Nobody doubts that President Putin will win re-election, but Navalny's people want to show that support for the government is much lower than advertised. In Korolyov, they still have a long way to go. The town has 125 polling stations but, so far, less than half as many independent election observers. Lucian ...
International Election Observer Missions Make Joint Peace Call Ahead of Sierra Leone Polls. Report ... Freetown, 6 March 2018 – Ahead of the March 7 general elections all International Election Observer Missions (IEOMs) in Sierra Leone have tasked stakeholders to work towards a peaceful process.
Egypt's National Election Authority (NEA) has approved dozens of NGOs to observe and monitor the upcoming presidential election due to take place in late March. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Mahmoud Lasheen, NEA's official spokesperson, told Egypt Today that 53 local civil organizations ...
Concerns about Russian meddling sink Kagan election observer bill. By: Bryan P. Sears Daily Record Government Reporter February 22, 2018. Concerns about Russian interference in Maryland elections took down a bill supporters said was meant to make the process of hosting international observers more secure.
ANNAPOLIS — The debate over Russian influence on American elections reached fever-pitch in the Maryland Senate on Wednesday, when the Senate president entered the debate over international election observers at Maryland polling places on Wednesday, taking the unusual step of removing himself ...
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) has deployed its election observers in Djibouti, for the legislative elections scheduled to take place on Friday in the Horn of African nation. The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has deployed the AU election observation ...
Nyeri County Women Leaders wants the IG to arrest Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua over the attack on election observer Martha Miano. The women, led by Margaret Nyathogora, issued a statement on Saturday saying all the men involved in the incident should also be apprehended. “Some of these leaders ...
Senior police officer in election observer slapping incident interdicted, CS Matiang'i ... Dr. Fred Matiang'i says the senior Police handling the case of a man who was caught on video slapping an election observer during Ruguru ward by-election in Nyeri has been interdicted for failing to record the incident.
Last week, voters in Russia went to the polls to elect their president. Swiss politician Margret Kiener Nellen was there to observe the election process for the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) team. She visited 13 polling station in southern Russia and told swissinfo.ch about her ...
“To maintain confidence in election accuracy and integrity, we must have citizens independently observe election activities,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. While Washington State law calls for volunteers from the two major political parties to perform this function, Anderson is calling for an ...
African Heads of four International Election Observation Missions on Monday pledged to remain impartial and ensure that the process complied with the relevant regional protocols and international best practices. According to a statement issued by Mr Paul Ejime, Spokesman of the ECOWAS Network of ...
Mysuru, February 19:- Election observer for the voters' list, senior Indian Administrative (IAS) officer Dr P C Jaffer visited Mysuru on Saturday and sought information with regard to action initiated on the occasion of National Voters' Day. Deputy Commissioner D Randeep provided the information to Dr Jaffer.
... this has not stopped reputable international election observer groups from recruiting Malaysians for their missions around the world. For activist Adam Adli, he struggles with the thought of newer democracies, such as Myanmar, appreciating the help of international election observers more than Malaysia ...
SAN SALVADOR – Twenty-eight European Union election observers began work in El Salvador on Friday ahead of the Central American nation's March 4 legislative and municipal elections. The observers will meet with “interlocutors involved in the electoral process” in all 14 Salvadoran provinces, the deputy chief of the ...
CARACAS – The Venezuelan government's chief representative at the dialogue with the opposition in the Dominican Republic said on Monday they had reached an agreement on having an adequate delegation of international observers at this year's presidential election, and repeated that they are ready to sign the accord ...
Feb 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's upcoming local government election will be monitored by election observers from several countries, the Election Commission said. Election commission said that it has been decided to deploy ten foreign observers for observation of the polls to local government bodies.
The Election Commission (EC) announced last Saturday that it has invited and will invite international election observers as well as appoint local NGO representatives as observers in the coming general election. However, the commission's track record in relation to this warrants several improvements, ...
Egypt's National Elections Authority (NEA) has extended the final registration deadline for Egyptian and foreign civil society members and NGOs monitoring the country's upcoming presidential elections until Thursday 15 February at 5pm. The registration period was originally scheduled to end on January ...
Mnangagwa has promised to allow international election observers, and to accept the result if he loses -- a scenario that observers say is unlikely. Former trade unionist Tsvangirai, 65, is by far the opposition's most recognisable face, but chemotherapy has left him frail and he has hinted at retirement.
Again, this is standard practice in most countries and we ourselves have sent election observers abroad. Putrajaya, of course, appears to have no problems with election observers from Myanmar, Cambodia or Laos but is loathe to have observers who are well versed in democratic traditions, are less ...
Bersih 2.0 has also raised the issue of election observers in the overseas voting process several times over the years. Taking into account the lack of election observers and the questionable integrity of the Electoral Commission, Bersih 2.0 has urged the commission many times to implement procedures for ...
The Opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, says the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) “stole” the elections from him on behalf of Hernandez and refuse to acknowledge that the incumbent was announced the official winner Dec. 17. Election observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) and ...
Election reform NGO Bersih has questioned the integrity of the postal voting process for the 14th general election, since the Election Commission (EC) failed to state the involvement of independent election observers in the process. The NGO also criticised the EC for providing “incomplete” and piecemeal ...
The Kenyan government has refused to receive EU election observers in Nairobi to release a report on the democratic shortcomings of the nation, following disputed elections in 2017, the EU said on Wednesday. 720px-Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga copy Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya (L) and ...
11, 2015 proposal sent by eight Nordic election observers to the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. We shared the proposal with our respective Nordic election observer hiring agencies and ministries of foreign affairs. Despite a concrete funding offer to OSCE-ODIHR from one of the foreign ...
"Let me express my dismay at the dishonest allegation by Hon Schaake insinuating that the government of Kenya was not ready to receive the EU election observer mission. Contrary to this assertion, the government through diplomatic channels in consultation with EU-EOM on scheduling for the release of ...
Kiphire/Mokokchung/Wokha, February 11 (DIPR): General and Police Observers for the ensuing Nagaland general election held meetings in different districts of the state recently. Kiphire: In Kiphire district, General Observer for 59 Seyochung-Sitimi and 60 Pungro-Kiphire Assembly Constituencies, Dheeraj ...
Mancherial: State Election Observer Dr A Ashok said that all political parties should create awareness on the casting of votes among citizens. He convened a meeting with political leaders and district authorities separately here on Wednesday. Ashok stressed the need to raise awareness among voters by ...
Dimapur, Feb. 11 (EMN): The district election officers of Longleng and Kohima has informed that general observers and police observer for Longleng and Kohima districts have arrive at their respective station. Any candidate and political party wishing to the meet the observers for clarification relating to ...


 

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